British Red Cross - Support at Home Volunteer

Do you have a happy, caring nature and would like to be a friendly face to help people when they have been discharged from hospital? You could also be called ;upon to take patients to and from hospital for treatment/consultation, this could be both local and hospitals outwith Orkney. As a volunteer you could help to support a patient to feel less isolated and more confident when returning home from hospital by going shopping with them, going for walks and just providing companionship. The opportunity takes place as and when necessary and within Orkney can be for 2 to 4 hours.

Emergency Care Group - First Aider

Volunteers needed to join a small team of people to help provide medical cover at a wide range of events. Full training given (certificated course). Must be able to keep calm in an emergency, be a good communicator and able to work as part of a team.

Employability Restart - Retail assistant

The Restart shop at Employability require a volunteer to assist in keeping the shop clean, paperwork as required, dealing with customer queries, displaying furniture, and stock control.

Please note: To be eligible for this opportunity you will need to have been out of work for 6 months and not worked with any other job seeking service. Your main aim should be that you are looking for paid employment whether it is immediately or after 6 months of being with Employability Orkney.

REF 580

British Red Cross - Patient transport drivers and escorts

The Red Cross are looking for drivers/escorts to transport patients coming out of hospital (both the Balfour and Aberdeen). Also to assist with the collection of prescriptions and some essential shopping. (quote ref 546.)

Age Concern Orkney - Board members

Age Concern Orkney need Board members from Stromness, South Isles or the West Mainland to be a representative for that area. Meetings are held 8 times per year. (Quote ref 67.)

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